San Francisco police seized nearly 60 pounds of MDMA, a drug more commonly called ecstasy, in an apartment on Mission Street near 29th Street Sunday. Two men, one identified as 31-year-old Steven Terrell and the other as 36-year-old Benjamin Hagerl, were arrested in connection with the drugs.
Police said that at about 9 a.m. Sunday, a resident called and said that a man was trying to get inside an apartment unit in the 3300 block of Mission Street. When the resident refused to let the man in, the suspect broke one of the apartment windows and left a trail of blood.
When police arrived, they found a fresh trail of blood and followed it to a second-floor apartment. After they knocked on the door, a man with blood on his hand and pants answered.
While talking to the man, whom officers later identified as the burglary suspect, police noticed several narcotic packages on the floor. They also saw that a second man was inside the apartment.
They detained both men and served them a search warrant. The search led to the discovery of 23 kilograms of MDMA in the form of powder and 4.5 kilograms in the form of pills.
Officers also seized nearly $30,000 in cash and computer equipment.
Both men were taken to County jail on charges of possession of controlled substance for sale, maintaining a place for selling or using a controlled substance and conspiracy to commit a crime.